Daily Archives: August 26, 2013

Lodge meets Diem in wake of new revolt in South Vietnam 50 years ago today (1963)

Video: 'Vietnam War Documentary | 02 Dien Bien Phu | How America Lost' (Aug. 26, 1963, at 44:24)

(Monday, August 26, 1963; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — Newly arrived U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge met with President Ngo Dinh Diem in Saigon, South Vietnam, today, one day after a massive student revolt smashed by armed police.

Lodge arrived Aug. 22, 1963, the day after Diem cracked down on Buddhist opposition an dplaced the country under martial law.